Trump plays golf amid bipartisan backlash over Putin defense

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President Trump played golf on Sunday morning while members of both parties ripped his comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his response to a federal judge halting his immigration order.

Trump played golf at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., according to the pool report.

Trump spent this weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida — which he has referred to as the “Winter White House.”

{mosads}Trump is expected to speak with the New Zealand Prime Minister and NATO leader by phone on Sunday afternoon. He also has plans to watch the Super Bowl. 

A wave of bipartisan backlash hit Trump this weekend after he defended Putin in an interview with Bill O’Reilly airing Sunday afternoon. 

Trump responded to O’Reilly calling Putin a killer by saying the U.S. isn’t innocent.

“There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?” Trump said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed Trump’s response, which they read as equating the U.S. to Russia.

Politicians also blasted Trump on Sunday after he referred to the federal judge who halted his immigration executive order a “so-called judge” in a tweet on Saturday.

A federal court of appeals rejected the Trump administration’s appeal to the ruling early Sunday morning.

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